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Friday Forum: Nam Kim

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Archaeological Explorations of “Viet” Origins:
A Personal Journey

The discipline of archaeology in present-day Vietnam has an interesting and deep history, one marked by alternating backdrops of political stability, social upheaval, and nationalistic agendas. Past and present Vietnamese researchers have been interested in a material record (dating back millennia) to consider the underpinnings of an ancient “Viet” civilization, and how landscapes, relics, and sites fit into a larger tapestry of history – both ancient and recent. Not surprisingly, these material remains have also been incorporated into modern notions of identity and projects aimed at cultural preservation. This lecture considers these themes while also highlighting my own personal engagement with archaeological research as an individual of Vietnamese ancestry.

This event is free and open to the public. A recording will be available on the CSEAS YouTube channel following the event.

 

Nam Kim
Professor of Anthropology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Date:
September 9
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Website:
https://seasia.wisc.edu/event/friday-forum-nam-kim/ ‎

Venue

206 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Phone:
608-263-1755

Organizer

CSEAS
Phone:
608-263-1755